Who Can Participate

Who can participate?

You can participate in the conference either as an attendee or as a presenter.

Registration to attend the conference is open to everyone. However, the option of presenting work is restricted to students and early-stage researchers, i.e., undergraduates and above, but not beyond two years post-PhD. Those working in the social science aspects of conservation are also encouraged to submit abstracts. Presentations of completed as well as work in progress, and from economic and social as well as biological aspects of conservation, are welcome. Although we anticipate that most participants will be Masters or PhD students, we encourage participation from all early-career researchers, whether or not they are registered for an academic degree. Presenters will ordinarily be below 35 years of age. The conference aims to provide space for approximately 100 student presentations (approximately 20 talks and upto 80 posters).

This conference is mainly meant for students from South, South-east Asian and African countries. However, self-funded participants from other countries may also apply.

To register for the conference, click on the Register tab and follow the instructions.


What kind of work can I present at SCCS-Bengaluru?

You can submit and present any type of scientific work pertaining to the broad discipline of conservation science. Presentations of completed and partially completed studies from economic, environmental, behavioural, ecological and social as well as other biological aspects of conservation are welcome. Your work can be based in any part of the world although we would give priority to studies conducted in Asia and Africa. All studies should have a clear research focus, question and methodology. We will not accept work that is purely descriptive and/or opinion-based. Keep in mind that your submitted work should also clearly communicate the following:
(a) the time period over which the study was conducted; (b) types of data that were collected and its interpretation, and (c) the sample size (N) if any.
If you are unsure if your research is suitable for presentation at SCCS-Bengaluru, and would like to clarify and discuss this, please contact us at sccs@sccs-bng.org


What do you gain from the conference?

For students:
An important part of the four-day programme will be the poster sessions, and fifteen-minute talks by students on different aspects of conservation science. The strength of SCCS-Bengaluru has been the diversity and high quality, of the day-long and short-workshops covering different aspects of conservation research and practice. Click on the 'Earlier Events' tab to get an idea about the topics covered by past workshops. Other events offered include plenary talks by conservation researchers and practitioners, exhibits by conservation NGOs and agencies, and social events designed to give participants the opportunity to make new contacts in their own and related disciplines.

For conservation organizations and agencies:
The conference offers an excellent forum to reach out to young, enthusiastic and capable researchers and conservationists. SCCS-BNG provides research groups working in conservation science, conservation organizations and government agencies an opportunity to inform and engage participants in their work in the interactive Who's Who in Conservation session.